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Indian-American Haley under consideration for secy of state, to meet Trump today

Updated: Nov 17, 2016 09:58 IST

Washington D.C. [U.S.], Nov. 17 (ANI): South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, an Indian-American, is under consideration by president-elect Donald Trump for secretary of state, and other cabinet positions, despite she spent most of the election season criticising Trump.

According to Trump's communication director Jason Miller and Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer, the president-elect will be meeting Haley, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Florida Governor Rick Scott, Cincinnati Mayor Ken Blackwell, Admiral Mike Rogers and Representative Jeb Hensarling on Thursday, CNN reports.

"During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation. No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country," Haley said at the time from the governor's residence in Columbia.

However, Trump hit back at the South Carolina governor, saying at the time she was being "weak" on immigration. "She's very weak on illegal immigration. I feel very strongly about immigration. She doesn't," he said on Fox News' 'Fox & Friends'.

And ahead of the Republican South Carolina primary, Haley said Trump represents "everything a governor doesn't want in a president". She endorsed Trump's former presidential rival Florida Senator Marco Rubio when he was still in the race.

In October, she reversed her position, and said she was going to vote for him when he became the Republican nominee, but added that she was "not a fan".

During Wednesday's call with reporters, Spicer said the first wave of landing teams that will interact with agencies will be announced on Thursday, including the Justice Department, State Department and Defence Department.

Trump's transition team will announce the landing teams for economic and domestic policy next week, Spicer said.

Spicer also said anyone being vetted for a high post in the administration must provide a termination of lobbying form if they are registered lobbyists. In addition, when they leave the government, they will be banned from being a lobbyist for five years.

Haley was born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa in Bamberg, South Carolina, to Ajit Singh Randhawa and Raj Kaur Randhawa, immigrants from Amritsar District of Punjab, India. (ANI)

Charsadda blast death toll rises to seven

Updated: Feb 21, 2017 18:19 IST

Charsadda [Pakistan], Feb 21 (ANI): The death from the three blasts that took place outside a court in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Charsadda district today has risen to seven.

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Charsadda [Pakistan], Feb 21 (ANI): At least four people have reportedly been killed and as many as 12 wounded after three blasts occurred through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Charsadda district today.

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Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb. 21 (ANI): Bangladesh paid tribute to the martyrs of the Language Movement on the occasion of Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day today.

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New York [USA], Feb. 21 (ANI): On Presidents Day, thousands of Americans took to streets on Monday to denounce incumbent President Donald Trump.

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Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb. 21 (ANI): As the world celebrates International Mother Language Day it would be right to say that this day holds much more significance to Bangladesh, which will today pay homage to its language movement heroes.

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Sydney [Australia], Feb. 21 (ANI): A plane with five people on board has crashed into the side of a shopping centre near Essendon Airport, in Melbourne's north, sparking a fire at the centre.

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Pence admits being 'disappointed' with Flynn

Updated: Feb 21, 2017 04:20 IST

New York [USA], Feb. 21 (ANI): U.S. Vice President Mike Pence for the first time while publicly commenting on Michael Flynn said that he was "disappointed" that former the national security adviser misled him about his conversation with the Russian ambassador.

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New York [USA], Feb. 21 (ANI): A police officer, while responding to a car crash incident, was shot dead on Monday in Whittier, Los Angeles, according to investigators.

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British Parliament debates Trump's UK visit

Updated: Feb 21, 2017 02:40 IST

London [UK], Feb. 21 (ANI): U.S President Donald Trump was accused of behaving "like a petulant child," during a British Parliament debate on his state visit.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 21 (ANI): President Donald Trump has named Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a career Army officer and strategist, as his new national security advisor as a replacement of Michael Flynn.

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Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], Feb. 21 (ANI): North Korea's ambassador to Malaysia, on Monday, denied identifying the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): As the U.S. President Donald Trump, on Monday, wished America a 'Happy Presidents Day,' thousands of protesters are gearing up for demonstration against him on his special day.

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